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Poster: davidbarfield Date: Mar 23, 2006 5:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Re:

"Interesting comment, my opinion is the reverse. I've always thought Jerry "wandered" an awful lot, and sometimes when he really gets going I lose interest because it's the type of music that makes you just stand there and wait for it to end if you are witnessing it - which I don't find happens as much in the younger bands I spend too many hours scrutinizing (i.e. Phish, Kimock, Derek Trucks, moe. etc...). Maybe it's a generational thing, I'm 27."

oh jerry wandered alright, but what i've heard of bands like moe* and the phish* (good examples) are jams that (can) take on a kind of techno/trancey-feel (to me anyway) that are repetitive --rather than the dead's jazzy-spaceyness. i realize this is vague but it's hard for me to describe. garcia's jazz conterpart, it has been suggested, was coltrane. maybe one reason why garcia sent me as much as he did is because i have a soft spot for that kind of improvisational playing. and, for the jamming around the melody. it may be a generational issue, or a taste issue, but the genre has developed a lot of interpretations and some don't sit well with all....apparently. the way it goes, yes?

*fwiw, overall i do like both of these bands.

This post was modified by davidbarfield on 2006-03-23 13:37:05

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Mar 23, 2006 9:02pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Re:

Ok, I hear both of you and can respect that Garcia seems to show a lot of jazz influence. I sure like my jazz, but similar to my comments above I like it when the "wandering" is toned down a little - maybe Coltrane's "Stellar Regions" is a good example. I picked that album up at the end of high school and have listened to it no more than 4 or 5 times since then. He's all over the map on that album. :)

After reading your comments, I'm thinking it's a taste thing and not so much an age thing. Regardless, I do like my GD. I just tend to stay away from the Spacy stuff where I have to ask "what song were they playing when this started?"

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2006-03-24 05:02:40

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 23, 2006 10:44pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Re:

Wow - funny how you mention Coltrane's Stellar Regions!! I completely understand what you are saying. I also picked that up and have only listened to it 2 or 3 times. Kinda disjointed (well, not kinda). That was a great example of what you are trying to convey. For Coltrane, it is a very disappointing disc. And I totally agree that it is a taste thing - i was just mentioning my age because i feel as old as dirt :) peace, and jam on.... long live Kimock :)